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Having grown up in a union household, I was conditioned to believe that unions were not only good for our family but also good for America. My father who was an active union member of “Operating … more
It’s been said that trends move from west to east – that what’s the rage in California will eventually work its way east, and as Rhode Island is as far east as you can go before the Atlantic, … more
Our 72-year-old vice-president, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., is contemplating throwing his hat in the ring for the 2016 Democrat primary for president. Affable, gregarious, endearing, and a … more
Where better to get a read on what people think of the future of Rocky Point than the park? That was my plan Sunday. Stop at the park, maybe even take Ollie for company, and hear what people had … more
On Nov. 4 last year, Rhode Islanders chose a governor from a field of three distinctly different candidates. Democrat Gina Raimondo prevailed with 40.7 percent of the vote. The beyond unique … more
What would life be like without ice cream? Fortunately, I haven’t had to ponder that possibility for more than a day or two at a time, if that. When disaster strikes and the freezer is bare of … more
As a father of grown adult children, I do remember with clarity bringing my children to the pediatrician to receive their childhood vaccines. To say my kids were resistant to getting their shots … more
We looked at each other and laughed. Was this crazy or what? Carol had her bathing suit and sandals on. A towel was draped across her neck. “Well, are you going to get your suit … more
Last Thursday, the long-awaited Republican Fox News debates transpired. The aspiring 17 candidates attempted to distinguish themselves. As a result of their efforts, some held their ground, some were … more
I must have made a humorous sight standing in my shorts on a stepladder, trying to cut a branch swaying 10 feet above me with a curved saw on the end of a stick. The branch snapped in Tuesday’s … more
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